23 April 2013

A Life Lesson from the Gerasene Demoniac

What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?
Luke 8:28

When the Lord Jesus comes and asks you for mastery over some part of your life, do you kneel in surrender, or do you growl, if ever so quietly, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?” Although you may look very different from the demonized man from this gospel story, are you saying the very same words to your rightful king?

But there is another picture in this story, the opposite picture of the demonized man with the broken chains: the clothed man, in his right mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus. You see, there is a kind of happiness, a kind of fulfillment, indeed, a kind of pleasure that can only be found by kneeling before your rightful king.

Have you yet experienced this pleasure? Have you discovered, as this man finally did, that the place where you will find peace with yourself, with others, and with God is kneeling in submission at Jesus’ feet?

Experience this special joy and surrender to your king. Begin your morning by actually kneeling before him and praying for his will in your life. Anyone who tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever surrenders their life and kneels before Jesus will gain it all.

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